Youth Ministry

30 lessons in 30 years: part three

30 lessons in 30 years: part three

Rev. Charlie Alcock, Youth Ministry professor and director of Youth Ministry Events at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, reflects on the 30 years he has spent serving in youth ministry in The Wesleyan Church. This is part three in a three-part series....
30 lessons in 30 years: part two

30 lessons in 30 years: part two

Rev. Charlie Alcock, Youth Ministry professor and director of Youth Ministry Events at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, reflects on the 30 years he has spent serving in youth ministry in The Wesleyan Church. This is part two in a three-part series. Read...
30 lessons in 30 years of youth ministry: part one

30 lessons in 30 years of youth ministry: part one

Part one in a three-part series It was 30 years ago this weekend that I towed an old Dodge Omni to Roanoke, Virginia. The destination was Parkway Wesleyan Church where I would have a chance to work with a hero of mine, Dr. John Ott. I had just finished my years at...
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​4,000+ attend youth events at IWU

​4,000+ attend youth events at IWU

This spring, Indiana Wesleyan University hosted two separate youth conferences – one for high school students and the other for middle school students. Over 4,400 students attended “FUSION” (high school event) and “Never2Young” (middle school...
Young Christians at “Together 16” in Washington

Young Christians at “Together 16” in Washington

A generation that gets it. July 16, 2016, was a historic date for America. It is a historic date for our generation. A historic date for the Church. In Washington, D.C., there was a gathering of hundreds of thousands of young people who desire to see change in our...
IWU hosts sold-out FUSION

IWU hosts sold-out FUSION

Over 3,600 people arrived on Indiana Wesleyan University’s residential campus in Marion, Ind., Friday, April 1, for the opening session of the University’s annual FUSION youth conference. High school students were invited to stay on campus where they...
Follow celebrates 50 years of changed lives for Wesleyan students

Follow celebrates 50 years of changed lives for Wesleyan students

The International Wesleyan Youth conference Follow was more than a three-day event this December for the 5,000+ in attendance. It was a spiritual awakening that engaged students all across North America and beyond in the exploration of what it means to find purpose in...
50 years: Why a youth convention?

50 years: Why a youth convention?

Since 1965, Wesleyans have filled busses, vans, cars, and planes during Christmas break to head out across North America to participate in a Wesleyan Youth Convention. Some have literally traveled from the “end of the earth” to attend. Thousands will make...
Houghton College names Youth Pastor of the Year

Houghton College names Youth Pastor of the Year

Houghton College has announced that Rev. Dave Rowe is this year’s recipient of the Claude A. Ries Youth Pastor of the Year Award. Rev. Rowe serves as youth pastor at Houlton Wesleyan Church in Houlton, Maine. He was a lay leader at Houlton Wesleyan Church for...
Baptisms highlight Indiana South teen camp

Baptisms highlight Indiana South teen camp

Indiana South District reports that lives have been made new as a result of kid and teen camps. Eighty-seven campers attended the Kids’ Bible Retreat in southern Indiana. Rev. Earl Long spoke at the event and gave an invitation for those who had never placed...
IWU’s FUSION draws over 3,600 students

IWU’s FUSION draws over 3,600 students

Indiana Wesleyan University saw over 3,600 high school students gather on Friday, March 27, for the opening session of “FUSION” weekend. The conference drew 1,200 students to stay on campus and participate in the weekend experience that included practical...
The New Level Youth Leadership Forum kicks off at 12Stone® Church

The New Level Youth Leadership Forum kicks off at 12Stone® Church

Never The Same Camps, Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), and 12Stone® Church have partnered together to help develop the next generation of Wesleyan leaders through a free, two-year leadership training class: The New Level Youth Leadership Forum. The first training...